Programs planned for new faculty members

The fall New Faculty Programs series will feature a variety of topics and tips for working inside and outside of the classroom.

Coordinated by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, all sessions are free and open to returning faculty and staff as well as newcomers. Programs meet at 4 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 123 of Penfield Library, unless otherwise indicated:

* “Academic Advising: Helping Students Understand Educational Planning,” Sept. 12, presented by Rhonda Mandel, associate provost, and Kathleen Evans, assistant dean of students

* “Preparing for Tenure and Promotion Decisions,” 3 to 5 p.m., Bell Auditorium, Hewiit Union, presented by Provost Susan Coultrap-McQuin, Dean of Business Lanny Karns, Dean of Education Linda Rae Markert, and Dean of Arts and Sciences Sara Varhus

* “How to Get Support for Research (Grants, etc.),” Oct. 10, presented by Jack Gelfland, Maria Nakamura and Linda Cook of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

* “Practical Strategies to Increase Learning in Lecture Classes,” Oct. 17, Suzanne Weber, associate dean of the School of Education

* “Students with Disabilities and How to Deal with Students in Crisis: Academic and/or Psychological,” Oct. 24, Harry Shock of the Student Advisement Center and Starr Knapp of the Disability Services Office

* “How Technology and Youth Culture Impact Our Students’ Approach to Learning,” Nov. 14, Rolando Arroyo-Sucre, Office of Learning Services

Other sessions and symposia coordinated by CELT to help faculty include the President’s Symposium on Learning and Teaching on Sept. 29 and Conversations on Learning and Teaching, Nov. 10 and 11.

For more information on these programs, contact CELT at 312-2875 or visit

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(Posted: Sep 06, 2006)